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PCHS’s Lincoln Flag to be part of national exhibit

WASHINGTON, DC — Pike County Historical Society’s Lincoln Flag, normally housed at the Columns Museum in Milford, PA, will be part of an exhibit in Washington, DC next year. The Ford’s Theatre Society has announced that the hallmark museum exhibition, Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, will be held at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street, NW), from March 23 to May 25, 2015. The exhibition will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and death on April 14 and 15, 2015.  Read more

Pot luck to celebrate Gieger

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Cindy Gieger, now the county legislator for all of Delaware, Fremont, Callicoon, and part of Liberty in Sullivan County, is being honored this Friday evening, December 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Old North Branch Inn (869 N Branch Hortonville Rd.)

Gieger’s constituents and residents of Sullivan County will get together to honor Cindy for her many accomplishments and to let her know how much they appreciate her leadership and service to her community.  Read more

Co-op holds 100th meeting

LIBERTY, NY— The public is invited to attend the 100th annual meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, December 11. The free event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Light refreshments will be available.  Read more

Mushroom club seeks volunteers

REGION — The Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society (DHMS) is looking for volunteers to help expand its online presence.

The club focuses particularly in the edible and medicinal species that grow wild or can be cultivated in our area, and is a member club of the Northeast Mycological Federation.  Read more

New Hope appoints new director

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community has announced the appointment of Karen Russell as its new assistant executive director. The appointment comes as Russell is about to reach her 20-year anniversary with the agency, during which time she has expertly balanced adherence to policy with person-centered compassion to help New Hope develop and maintain its standing and reputation with the state, public and its families as an agency of integrity.  Read more

Guiding Eyes for the Blind opens Sullivan County region

LIBERTY, NY — Guiding Eyes for the Blind, known around the globe as one of the foremost guide dog schools, has announced the opening of its newest puppy raising region in Sullivan County. The nonprofit is inviting residents to open their homes to raise a future guide dog puppy. An open house will be held on Monday, December 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Senior Center.  Read more

Seeking performers for The Weather Project

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre is currently developing a touring version of The Weather Project play and invites additional performers to join the community ensemble. The play will begin a county-wide and regional tour in May 2015.

The Weather Project is a spectacular all-ages outdoor performance about climate change directed by Tannis Kowalchuk, artistic director of NACL Theatre in Highland Lake. The play was developed with NASA scientist Elaine Matthews, in collaboration with The Town of Highland and a host of community groups.  Read more

Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services team up to fight breast cancer

MONTICELLO, NY — The relationship between Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services (CES) continues to grow every year with the Sullivan County energy supplier’s yearly donation to support digital mammography services. This year, CES donated $4,000 to the cause.  Read more

Seniors can sign up to volunteer with special needs children

REGION — The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. is expanding its outreach efforts and is interested in attracting additional volunteers. This program provides assistance to children with special and exceptional needs in an academic setting. The Foster Grandparent volunteers serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people throughout the six counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster and Orange.  Read more

Runners needed for charitable 5k race

MATAMORAS, PA — Runners needed for the annual Kris Kringle 5k race and fun walk on Saturday, December 13 at Matamoras Airport Park. Start time is 9 a.m. Registration is $20 if postmarked on or before December 1 ($25 day of race 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.). First 100 to register will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.
This event is sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Council #13935 to benefit the Children’s Disabilities Development Center and other local charities. For complete details, call or e-mail Bill Gaa (chairman) at 570/445 9551 or email

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